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Manufacturing Engineering Technician
Red Dot Corporation
Job Location: Seattle, WA

Red Dot Corporation, a global leading manufacturer of premium mobile HVAC units and components for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles, is currently recruiting for Manufacturing Engineering Technician for our Tukwila, Washington facility.

Job Summary:

Assists to develop and improve manufacturing methods, processes and procedures designed to reduce waste, improve productivity and enhance product quality.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Develops systems for the measurement of labor standards and the review and auditing of performance to these standards.

Establish and maintain system for tracking operator performance and effective equipment use.

Perform studies on work methods, equipment and materials used to promote optimal product flow.

Prepares visual aids used in the training of employees new to a given production area.

Assists in the analysis of manufacturing workforce, equipment and space needs.

Confers with management, engineering, quality, production and other departments to assure recommendations are compatible with or able to replace existing systems.

Performs maintenance and troubleshooting of production test equipment.

Perform preliminary build of new and revised product

Assumes other duties and responsibilities as required.


Act as an ambassador and project a good company image at all times maintaining a positive, solution-oriented approach.

Is knowledgeable of company policies and quality procedures.

Ensures all areas are maintained in accordance with company policy, state, federal and regulating entities.

Is aware of and actively supports the achievement of departmental goals. Implement new company initiatives as assigned.

Provide internal and on-site customer support and problem solving as a work product/services expert. Make recommendations to management regarding solutions.

Able to work effectively both individually and in a team with minimal supervision; able to make decisions using own initiative based on company policy and regulating entities. Give regular updates to direct supervisor regarding progress and non-routine occurrences that may disrupt work schedule.

Ensure knowledge of the appropriate safety, security and environmental revisions. Handle relevant equipment with care, being concerned with safety and security. Immediately report safety concerns to Supervisor/Lead.

Ensure a professional appearance, use professional verbiage and maintain appropriate body language.

Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks in a fast-paced, high-volume regulated environment applying strong attention to detail.

Ability to analyze issues, troubleshoot, problem-solve and effectively and efficiently make decisions.

Strong communication skills with external and internal personnel to include:

o Active listening skills; ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.

o Ability to clearly explain technical subjects to internal and external personnel.

o Strive for clarity and for alleviation of tension when the need arises.

o Able to be effective in a wide range of cultural groups and cross-cultural relationships and have the ability to communicate clearly to non-native speakers.

Able to work in a progressive, fast-paced environment and amongst multiple interruptions and competing demands.

Continue own education by staying informed of industry trends and learning new skills when possible.




AA or higher degree in an engineering discipline appropriate to manufacturing and assembly. Sufficient Red Dot experience may substitute.


Ability to use or quickly learn to use Microsoft Office products, 3D modeling software (CREO), Work Instruction design software.

Knowledge of materials, fabrication processes, production methods and quality standards.

Ability to maintain hard copy electronic files in a systematic manner.

Able to proficiently use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).

Familiarity with an engineering department environment, preferred.

Good organizational and interpersonal relationship skills.

Able to learn to navigate within the Oracle MRP system.

Ability to write, read and communicate effectively in English.

Familiarity if with sheet metal manufacturing tools, preferred

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Must have the ability to sit or stand at computer for extended periods of time

The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Sufficient manual dexterity and motor control to use common drafting implements and calculators.

Red Dot offers an extremely competitive total compensation package which include employer subsidized Medical, Vision and Dental, Life Insurance/AD&D and LTC insurance, 401(k), Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), Paid Personal Time Off and Sick Leave, Transportation Benefits, Free Parking, and other Voluntary Benefits. We are proud to offer our employees a benefits package that is far greater than industry standard.

Located right where I-5 meets 405, Red Dot is conveniently located just minutes away from the heart of Tukwila, and 10 minutes away from Seattle.

With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Red Dot ships to hundreds of aftermarket distributors and OE customers around the globe, spanning the construction, agriculture, defense, and trucking industries. Vertically integrating world-class engineering, rigorous testing, and operations with a global reach under one roof, Red Dot partners directly with customers from design through delivery to craft responsive climate control solutions that endure. Red Dot was founded in 1965 and is proud to be owned entirely by its employees.

Red Dot is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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